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Posts made in October, 2011

Internet Readers: Still Cheap

The millenials, people who grew up with a robust Internet that does more than sell dog food, have a sense of entitlement about not paying for anything.  Heck, we get some people on Science 2.0 who object to even having an ad, and we have one-third the ads of every other large science site and no overlays or things they have to click through elsewhere.

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Next Up For Decoding: The Voynich Manuscript

A team of researchers that made headlines for decoding a secret society's 18th century manuscript, the Copiale Cipher,  is working to reveal the secret behind an even more mysterious book, one that the world has yet to decode or even know if it is anything but gibberish - the Voynich manuscript.

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The 1930s – When Horror Movies Were Really Creepy

Young people always think the previous generations were more conservative, repressed, etc.  Two years ago one young dummy in journalism even referred to 'the more conservative 1970s', which is meaningless to anyone with any knowledge of cultural history. As David Crosby of the pop band "Crosby, Stills And Nash" replied when he was asked the one thing people did not know about the 1960s that...

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Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story

How a blend of titanium's alpha and beta crystalline forms makes a perfect match for bone tissue. But this 'Dance Your Ph.D.' entrant didn't have a video camera, so they took over 2,000 stills and made a stop-motion animation from them.Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story from Joel...

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PYY And GLP-1 : Gut Hormones Trick Your Brain Into Feeling Full

For millenia, science and technology have been mobilized toward a Utopian dream; making food so plentiful and cheap poor people could afford to be fat.Well, they can, and because we have freedom (sort of - some states ban trans fats for your own good) a lot of people are fat; so fat some advocates even insist we should go back to making food too expensive for poor people to eat.  Others...

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